My Mother gave me my first camera on my 10th birthday. A Polaroid Swinger with two packs of film! I was so excited I didn’t even open my card or any other gifts, I took off looking for my first photo shoot. I took pictures of trees, flowers and anything in nature that looked good to me. By the end of the day I had taken one pack of film’s worth of pictures, ( there were ten pictures to each pack.) I wanted to grab the other pack but I had to stop myself. My Mother worked two jobs & I knew that she couldn’t afford to buy more film so easily, so I ran home to show her my photos. I could tell that she was pleased with my photos. She promised to keep me in a large supply of film, but I had to work for it.